Adaptation frontiers: conference on European climate change adaptation research and practice

Climate Impacts Research and Response Coordination for a Larger Europe, University of Lisbon (CIRCLE 2)

Mon, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 12 2014

The objective of this final CIRCLE conference is to share the results of 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research, and to pave the way for the development of new research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe in the next decade. CIRCLE-2 is a European Network of 34 institutions from 23 countries committed to fund research and share knowledge on climate adaptation and the promotion of long-term cooperation among national and regional climate change programmes.

The first two days of the conference will focus on knowledge sharing and science-practice interactions between junior and senior researchers, policy-makers, research funders and practitioners. The final day of the conference looks forward, discusses which priorities for national research programmes, Joint Programming Initiatives and Horizon 2020 emanate from salient adaptation policy developments. Within the constraints of the conference venue, everyone committed to adaptation research or policy in Europe, including those involved in CIRCLE-2 activities, is welcome to this event. It is the CIRCLE legacy for future research, research funding and research policy on climate change adaptation in Europe.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts for oral presentation must be submitted in English and have a limit of 3 000 characters. Authors can submit a maximum of two abstracts for 12 themes:

Vulnerable sectors

I. Agriculture and Forests
II. Coastal areas, marine biodiversity and fisheries
III. Terrestrial biodiversity, ecosystems and nature conservation
IV. Water resources and management
V. Health and Urban areas
VI. Economics, financial instruments and insurance
Crosscutting themes

VII. Uncertainty and decision-making
VIII. Climate modeling and observations: user needs for adaptation
IX. Adaptation strategies, adaptation monitoring, evaluation and indicators
X. Knowledge sharing and science-practice interactions
XI. Climate adaptation services
XII. Transition societal transformation, ethics, values and equity
The abstracts will be reviewed by the conference Scientific Committee. There are two types of criteria:

Mandatory - the research that the paper reports about should be:

- Original
- Police- or practice-oriented
- Inter- or transdisciplinary
- European or Collaborative European research with non-European partners

Desirable - abstracts are particularly invited to:

- Consider transferability of results
- Address management of uncertainties
- Have transnational or crosscutting character (cross border regions/watersheds, twinning, across sectors and domains)
- Address stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange

To submit an abstract please use the Online Submission Form.